November 30 (SeeNews) - Chile's environmental committee for O'Higgins region has approved a project of Torsa Chile SA for the installation of 15 wind turbines of 2 MW each near the town of Litueche.
The plant, named Cardonal, will use the local wind resource to produce clean energy for the country's central transmission grid SIC during 25 years, with an average output of 73 GWh per year.
The project, which also includes a substation and a 110-kV line, was unanimously approved on Thursday by the environmental committee chaired by intendant Juan Ramon Godoy, the regional administration said.
The construction is expected to last 10 months starting October 2016, while the investment will stand at USD 66 million (EUR 62.4m).
(USD 1 = EUR 0.945)